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Can someone please tell me which is correct? 'Write to me' or 'Write me'. 'Write me' somehow doesn't sound right to me unless you were saying 'write me a letter'. If 'write me' IS correct, then can you explain why is the 'to' left out?
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Hi,

I think of 'Write me' as a standard feature of American English.
I suppose it's like 'Write me (a letter)'.

Clive

Clive
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As Clive says, write me is standard in American English. In British English many, perhaps most people say write to me. If an object is added, they, too, omit the preposition: Write me a letter.

CB
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Can someone please tell me which is correct? 'Write to me' or 'Write me'. 'Write me' somehow doesn't sound right to me unless you were saying 'write me a letter'. If 'write me' IS correct, then can you explain why is the 'to' left out?
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Hi,

May I ask if you have read the earlier part of this thread? Are those comments not satisfactory to you?

Clive
Cool BreezeIf an object is added, they, too, omit the preposition: Write me a letter.

Can you please explain this last sentence further? And how about this
writing to the reader vs writing the reader?

green lime 280Can you please explain this last sentence further?

Write me a letter.

Write is the verb. It is an imperative sentence. The understood subject is "you." Other examples:

Come here!
Go away!
Tell me why you left early.
Give me a break!



Write me a letter.

Me is the indirect object. Ditransitive verbs take two objects, indirect and direct. Read this page:

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/sentence/linking-in-transitive-verbs.htm


Write me a letter.

"A letter" is the direct object of the verb "write". Read the page previously cited.

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ताजमहल को देख कर बोला शाहजहाँ का पोता;
ताजमहल को देख कर बोला शाहजहाँ का पोता;
आज अपना भी मोटा बैंक बैलेंस होता;
अगर हमारा दादा आशिक ना होता

Post only in English please.

CJ